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Old 11th Mar 2017, 11:11
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Banana Republic, without the saving grace of actually growing Bananas.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 08:18
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From the FT.

https://www.ft.com/content/08fc0cd4-...b-6bb07f5c8e12

In these stormy times, where the unpredictable seems to happen more often than not, no one can be sure of the result if Scots go to the polls again. Despite the weight of economic evidence against her, the “take back control” message that delivered Brexit may work just as well for Ms Sturgeon. The UK may yet not see out the decade.
From the comment stream.
Independent Scotland will have to accept the Euro, structural funding from the EU and it will inherit tens of billions in transferred economic activity which will now not need to locate across the Channel. Should work out nicely.

While the idiots in the U.K. try to sell Airbus wings to NZ, euro financial services to Argentina, lamb, diary, and beef to Botswana, the Scots will take it all and get rich with Europe. The Irish island one nation after 400 years safely in the EU. The Europeans with their trillions in savings (against the trillions in British debt) would have no trouble supporting this little project, especially if it means finally reducing Farage's nasty little Englanders to the historical pigeon poo stain they are.

In ten years time, United Ireland and EU Scotland doing well, England at the IMF, the Union destroyed and in twenty years, sad little independent England giving up the pound to rejoin the EU.

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Old 12th Mar 2017, 08:30
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That's behind pay wall, Jim.
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Old 12th Mar 2017, 08:57
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Wise move, taking the comment stream as authoritative

You'd expect that the expert author would have also included the part where independent Scotland would have to accept the policies or the union would remove the subsidies. Not a bad policy, perhaps the UK should look at it.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 00:36
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Police investigating horrific catalogue of threats and abuse against Nicola Sturgeon
Police investigating horrific catalogue of threats and abuse against Nicola Sturgeon (From HeraldScotland)

Utterly repugnant behaviour. However given the rabid, rancid views of some on this portal,it's unfortuantley not surprising.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 00:40
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Banana Republic, without the saving grace of actually growing Bananas.
I completley agree, the UK politically and economically is a complete shambles.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 09:10
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Originally Posted by d88 View Post
I completley agree, the UK politically and economically is a complete shambles.
Last time I looked Scotland were part of the UK, bit of an own goal there Tom
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 10:39
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A final warning

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to make 'important' Brexit speech - BBC News

or another final final warning......
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 12:12
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Corbyn, three days ago, commenting on IndyRef2...

"Well if a referendum is held, then it’s absolutely fine, it should be held, I don’t think it’s Westminster or the Labour Party to prevent people holding referenda.”

Corbyn, this morning, on the Toady programme...

"No, we’re not in favour of a referendum“.


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Old 13th Mar 2017, 12:30
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If Scotland is so great, how come the majority of Scots in the world choose to live outside Scotland?
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:03
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Wee Jimmy has just announced she is going to seek authority for a second referendum.

Here we go again!
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:03
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Did someone say there wouldn't be a second referendum?
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:08
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Wee Jimmy has just announced she is going to seek authority for a second referendum.
A referendum on a referendum ... yes that figures
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:13
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It's in the lipless one's truest EU traditions and allegiance....

Keep having referendums until you get the answer you want

So no surprise.....
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:24
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Originally Posted by G0ULI View Post
If Scotland is so great, how come the majority of Scots in the world choose to live outside Scotland?
In no particular order......

Reason #1, Rainfall Scotland, over 250 days per year, Provence 60 days per year.

Reason #2, Sturgeon / Salmond.

Reason #3, The majority electorates belief that various flavours of Socialism are the way forward.

That will suffice for now.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:26
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Interesting timing with the Scottish local elections coming up in May. A good result for the SNP then perhaps it might happen, but if not a good result, then it might not. Had to laugh when she said that at the last Holyrood election, the SNP got the largest ever share of the constituency vote. True, but they still lost their majority. She left that bit out.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 13:34
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Originally Posted by sitigeltfel View Post
In no particular order......

Reason #1, Rainfall Scotland, over 250 days per year, Provence 60 days per year.

Reason #2, Sturgeon / Salmond.

Reason #3, The majority electorates belief that various flavours of Socialism are the way forward.

That will suffice for now.
Can I add to Siti's list with Reason #4 ? Nats and gnats.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 14:36
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Not a real shock as United Kingdom will be no longer be in existence fairly shortly.

I have said on Brexit thread that in NI before the referendum and came away hearing from what are did hard Queen and Countryers that a Brexit that started to harm financially, then would make a United Ireland vote very close. Going on results of NI Assembly elections then its a possibility.
Unionists no longer hold majority of seats and potentially in next General Election may not hold majority of MPs from NI.............

I believe Scotland will vote to leave.
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Old 13th Mar 2017, 16:05
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Since you bring up NI, such a possibility, whilst disappointing to many - me included, is in line with the UK's position set out in the Downing Street Decaration that the UK would "uphold the democratic wish of a greater number of the people of Northern Ireland on the issue of whether they prefer to support the Union or a sovereign united Ireland."

Interestingly, many correspondents in the Irish Times express great reluctance to taking on NI.

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Old 13th Mar 2017, 16:08
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But do the counties South of the border want a "sovereign United Ireland"?
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